Meaning of “cauldron” in the English Dictionary


"cauldron" in English

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cauldronnoun [ C ]

US also caldron uk /ˈkɔːl.drən/ us /ˈkɑːl.drən/

Examples from literature

  • A handful of cabbage was picked up and dumped into the cauldron. 
  • Now it was a great boiling cauldron whose waters rose and fell in a seething white mass. 
  • Scores of large cauldrons of steaming water covered the floor. 
  • The cooking apparatus of that period consisted of a whole glittering array of cauldrons, saucepans, kettles, and vessels of red and yellow copper, which hardly sufficed for all the rich soups for which France was so famous. 
  • We are told in one place of a fine bronze cauldron for heating water which was worth twenty oxen, whereas a few lines lower down a good serviceable maid-of-all-work is valued at four oxen. 

(Definition of “cauldron” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)